Ali Cudby

Ditch The Exit Interview – Consider This Instead

Ah, the joy of the exit interview. No matter why an employee leaves a company, it’s an awkward experience. Most of the time, it’s reasonable for employees to ask themselves if HR really wants to get meaningful feedback. After all, by the time someone is in the exit interview, the deed is done. They’ve resigned. …

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The Smart and Heart of Your Business

Combining the smart and heart of your business turns customer experiences from good to great. I was impressed. Although I had reserved the room at Hotel Erwin through an aggregator booking site, the hotel had followed up with an email. In my reply, I shared that we were celebrating our 10th Anniversary. A warm Happy …

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How Is Customer Information Like A Gun?

There’s an old quote by the playwright Chekhov. It’s not technically about customer information, but it could be. The quote goes something like this… “If you introduce a gun at the beginning of a play, it should be fired by the end.” In other words, you must stay consistent in the world you create. The same is …

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The One-Two Punch to Unleash Word Of Mouth Magic

Word of Mouth. It’s that magic businesses strive to build. But how? Last night I went out for dinner to a nice steak place. I was…well, to be honest, I was a royal pain in the arse. See, I’m getting toward the end of Whole30. Have you heard of Whole30? It’s 30 days with no …

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Five Steps to Successful Customer Loyalty Programs

Customer Loyalty is something Starbucks pays a lot of attention to, and so do I. As a loyal customer and member of their rewards program, I’ve always gotten a birthday giveaway from Starbucks every January (my birthday month). I love getting my annual freebie! Even if I’m not in a Starbucks groove of regular coffee drinking, come January, I’m psyched. I know I have a month to enjoy my birthday latte. For days, if not weeks, Starbucks will be on my radar screen until I get to the store to claim my freebie. I make a point of going, and every time I think to myself, “classy move, Starbucks.”

Customer Experience That Boosts Profitability

Creating an awesome customer experience is timeless. How you create that customer experience is not. The way you engage with customers to enhance their loyalty and bring them back to your business again and again is driven by trends. If you’re not careful, the who, why and how you reach out to customers will feel …

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